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Jennifer Laude ignored haters, fought for dolls, kept poise

Michelle Laude, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude’s elder sister, said a housemate recalled that Jennifer went out on the night she was killed carrying around P20,000 to P25,000 in cash. “When the housemate asked why, Jen said: ‘Para ’pag may bumastos sa akin, hahampasin ko ng pera (So if somebody disrespects me, I would throw money at their face).’”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Errata’ reinserted in national budget bill

The House of Representatives is poised to approve this week the 2015 national budget that will include the last-minute changes introduced by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), such as “realignments within department or agency budgets.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

UNA hits Erice over ‘Oplan Maligno’

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Saturday lashed out at Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, who claimed to have uncovered an opposition plan called “Oplan Maligno.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Binay hits Aquino admin

In a barely veiled attack on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay on Saturday night enumerated the chief complaints of the public that, according to him, his detractors must deal with.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Today is first day of 1436, the Muslim new year

Today is new year’s day in the Muslim world.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

Walking the talk

Unbeknownst to the general public, a hardy group has embarked on a 1,000-kilometer walk from Manila to Tacloban City to call attention to one reality: climate change.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pope Francis and social movements

Rome, under Pope Francis’ watch, never ceases to amaze the world. Coming on the heels of an extraordinary Synod on the family, a “World Meeting of Popular Movements” is being convened this week by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. This fascinating gathering aims to tackle the causes of worldwide inequality and social exclusion, to propose concrete solutions to the chronic problems of landlessness, homelessness, and joblessness, and to discuss what is to be done in the long term to create a more just world.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Legal philosophy

Interestingly, my column last Sunday (“SC tops SWS poll”) elicited—aside from the usual Twitter-type, knee-jerk reactions—lengthy and perceptive comments on the need to know the legal philosophy of Supreme Court justices.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Overstretched

It’s about time someone spoke out on Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s considered priorities. “I wish he’d be more involved here,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. was quoted as telling reporters last Wednesday in reference to the congressman and his duties at the House of Representatives. The Speaker made the point after noting Pacquiao’s recent debut as professional basketball playing coach, which he made while in training for his title fight with American Chris Algieri next month in Macau.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fishy

The information we’ve been getting from the Senate hearings on the corruption in Makati and the apparent unexplained wealth of Vice President and ex-Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay is mesmerizing. So I will continue to analyze and comment on it for the duration of the hearings.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Execs from Harvard bring adobo to US market

Adobo was the first dish they cooked together as a young couple studying at Harvard Business School. It was the food they shared with classmates to showcase one of the best aspects of Pinoy culture.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Execs with expense accounts, rejoice!

Here’s the truth. Some of the most astute gourmets are executives. It’s because of something called an expense account. Let’s face it: the best things in life may be free but the best things in a restaurant are not.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spawning giant clams for livelihood

The fascinating island of Semirara in Antique has modern facilities, attractive brick-lined architecture, a coal mining pit, profusion of flora and fauna amid a maze of crisscrossing dusty roads, man-made lakes, a marine sanctuary, and a new but quaint-looking chapel near a gently rolling hillside with life-size Stations of the Cross.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tobacco firm accused of ‘systemic fraud’

The local arm of the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes Friday accused its fiercest competitor, homegrown Mighty Corp., of “systematic and endemic fraud” over alleged non-payments of duties on the tobacco leaf and filters that the latter imports.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP likely to keep key rates steady

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to maintain its key interest rates steady for the rest of the year, but it may resume its monetary tightening measures by the first half of 2015 to keep inflation from breaching the target level, an economist from British banking giant HSBC said.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SPORTS

Petron notches 2nd Liga GP win

ERICA Adachi helped set in motion Petron’s free-flowing offense as it rolled over Mane ’N Tail, 21-25, 25-16, 25-21, 29-27, last night to register its second win in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by Asics at Sto. Domingo Coliseum in Ilocos Sur.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Volleyball | Read More »

Ginebra rips listless Kia

BARANGAY Ginebra gave newcomer Kia a rude reminder on what it takes to slug it out with a PBA heavyweight.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Talk ‘N Text, Rain or Shine nail first win

A TALK ‘N TEXT squad still in a period of transition proved it had more than enough firepower to crush newcomer NLEX, 103-81, last night for a breakthrough victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

IEM whips FEU, claims Shakey’s V-League finals slot

UNLEASHING its power game anew, Instituto Estetico Manila made quick work of Far Eastern U, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21, Thursday night to clinch the first finals berth of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan late Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

NLEX shoots for win No. 2 vs Talk ‘N Text

Newcomer NLEX guns for the solo lead today when it clashes with Talk ‘N Text even as Rain or Shine and Blackwater seek breakthrough victories in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Amy Tan on mothers and daughters—and making the bed

There was quite a buzz in Manila soon after National Book Store announced that Amy Tan would be headlining the first Philippine Literary Festival at Raffles Makati.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tom Cruise to MiG Ayesa in ‘Rock of Ages’: ‘I hope I live up to what you do’

It was the enviable stories of a college classmate who, as an actor for commercials, was earning a hundred times more than he did that lured MiG Ayesa into the world of theater.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Where to bring the kids–long ziplines, koi ponds, puzzle mansion, mini zoo

Sculptor-designer Jinggoy Buensuceso and wife-“mompreneur” Mutya (Crisostomo) believe that the best way to develop their children, Mayumi, 4, and Malaya, 2, is to bring them on excursions to the world of nature and animals.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

When fans line up for authors, not rock stars

Word up! All kinds of powerful stories are on full display at the first Philippine Literary Festival, ongoing till Saturday, Oct. 25, at Raffles Makati.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Argentine resto a good find–no need to compare to La Cabrera

There is surely something nefarious afoot, with the recent string of good reviews from this often cantankerous reviewer. Is he on medication? Is he on the take? Is he being muzzled?

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Hosting can be draining’

“The tongue also gets tired... sometimes, it doesn’t cooperate at all,” said Luis Manzano, a host of “The Voice of the Philippines,” which airs on ABS-CBN.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Celeb haunt is top tourist destination

Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, is where we last ran into actor Mark Gil, waiting his turn at the ATV (all-terrain vehicles) post, among the numerous attractions of the white sand beach front resort, and then sitting in the judges’ panel with us for the very first search for Mr. & Ms. Hannah’s (ecotourism ambassadors) that same night.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

JHud in a dancing mood

Jennifer Hudson, “American Idol’s” Oscar- and Grammy-winning alumna, isn’t just making news with her transformative, 80-lb-plus weight loss: With the release of her ‘70s-style, funk-and-disco-fueled third album, “JHud,” crafted with some of pop music’s most reliable hitmakers (like Pharrell Williams and Timbaland), she’s out to prove that schmaltzy ballads aren’t the only songs she can sing with show-stopping flair and aplomb.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Moving dramas put Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. through the wringer

Two of the most thrilling films we’ve seen this year have been shown a week apart from each other: Damien Chazelle’s exhilarating, Oscar-worthy drama, “Whiplash,” about an ambitious drummer (Miles Teller) and his cruel mentor (JK Simmons), and David Ayer’s harrowing World War II tale, “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Why Derek Ramsay has to keep going, and how he does it

Derek Ramsay appeared listless at the beginning of this interview. Turned out, the matinee idol had barely slept after a taping that ended in the wee hours earlier that day.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery | Read More »

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